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2021 Picpoul Blanc

Picpoul Blanc 2021

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2021 Picpoul Blanc
Aromas of lemon-lime “Sprite” with lemon meringue, lemongrass, green apple and a silky yet racy palate followed by a long mineral finish. We have one of the few plantings in the U.S. of this most interesting grape. Picpoul, the “lip-stinger”, is a perfect summer wine that also pairs deliciously with oysters and mussels.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2021
ACID 6.5 g/L
BOTTLING DATE March 14, 2022
Varietal Picpoul Blanc
PH 3.26
Residual sugar 0.6 g/L
Harvest date September 2, 2021
AGING 6 months sur lie in stainless steel
Alcohol % 12.5

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TASTING NOTES

This crisp white offers bright acidity with lovely aroma of crisp apple and pear with lemon and a faint violet scent; lean yet refreshingly silky and fine textured. We offer one of the very few bottlings in the U.S. of this unique wine. Literally translating to “lip stinger” this high acid varietal is perfect with oysters, mussels, shellfish, Thai foods (it loves cilantro), tuna, ceviche and salads.


VINEYARD NOTES

We grow 1.3 acres of Picpoul Blanc in our Estate Vineyard and follow the Lodi Rules certification for sustainable winegrowing. Harvested in the Mokelumne River AVA of the Lodi Appellation, our grape clones are Tablas Creek cuttings from the famous French Château de Beaucastel Winery in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region. Our climate is very similar to that of the Southern Rhône with cool nighttime breezes from the Mokelumne River nearby giving our grapes their ripe, fruity flavors with excellent balance.


WINEMAKER NOTES

All of our grapes are hand-picked and immediately pressed as whole clusters to capture their fresh, flavorful character. The grapes were harvested in the early morning to keep acidity at its highest, providing the vibrancy in the wine. The juice is then cool fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to highlight the pure fruit expressions.


Awards

DOUBLE GOLD – 98 pts – 2022 International Women’s Wine Competition

GOLD – 96 pts – 2022 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

GOLD – 90 pts – 2022 Orange County Wine Competition

Acquiesce Baked Oysters

The fruity yet mellow honeydew like flavor of the briny liquor matches exquisitely with the Chablis like minerality and aromas of the sea present in our Picpoul Blanc.

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